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            All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying

            All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burks, Ruth Coker

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Erin Brokovick meets Dallas Buyers Club, All The Young Men is a gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, telling the true story of a young single mother who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and who risks everything to give victims back their huma...nity.
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            ISBN 9781409189114
            Released NZ 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981
             

            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981 (Paperback)

            By Anae, Melani; Tamu, Leilani; Iuli, Lautofa; Edited by Burgoyne, Leilani

            • RRP: $40.00
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            "Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s. The Panthers organised prison visit programmes and sporting and debating teams for inmates; provided a halfway-house service for young men released from prison; ran homework centres; and offered 'people's loans', legal aid and food banks that catered for 600 families at their height. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, poetry, newspaper articles and critical analysis, Polynesian Panthers is a thought-provoking account of this period in New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775502050
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free
             

            Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback)

            By Leadbeater, Maire

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            "This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand (1992) by El...sie Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colourful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion. In this country nuclear disarmament has become part of our communal psyche to a greater extent than in any other western-aligned nation, but when politicians choose pragmatism over principle in foreign policy, peace and justice suffer. Peace activism is an ongoing story"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877578588
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment
             

            Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture, and Enlightenment (Hardback)

            By Padnos, Theo

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            An award-winning journalist's searing, extraordinary account of being kidnapped and tortured in Syria by al Qaeda for two years-a revelatory memoir about war, human nature, and endurance.

            ISBN 9781982120825
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Northern Spy: A Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Pick
             

            Northern Spy: A Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Pick (Hardback)

            By Berry, Flynn

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            • Pub Date
              13 Jul 21

            The acclaimed author of Under the Harrow and A Double Life returns with her most thrilling novel to date: the story of two sisters who become entangled with the IRA.

            ISBN 9781474607117
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

            Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture (Hardback)

            By Hazareesingh, Sudhir

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            The Haitian revolution began in the French colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in November 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black republic. Touissant Louverture did more than any other to shape the course of th...is revolution- after the abolition of slavery in 1793, he became the leader of the colony's 500,000 blacks, commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. Treacherously captured by Napoleon's invading army a year later and imprisoned, he ended his days as the revolution's most eminent martyr. Louverture confronted the mighty forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperial domination, racial hierarchy and European cultural supremacy - and bent them to his implacable will. He was the world's first black superhero. Sudhir Hazareesingh draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step in Louverture's singular career, to capture his voice and the force of his personality. To a greater extent than any previous biography, Black Spartacus situates Louverture's vision and leadership not solely in the context of events in Europe and imported Enlightenment ideals, but in a world of hybrid slave culture and African and Caribbean influences.
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            ISBN 9780241293812
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Protest!
             

            Protest! (Hardback)

            By Haworth-Booth, Alice; Illustrated by Haworth-Booth, Emily

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            Illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from 1170 BCE to the present day. It ends with a practical section on how children can organise a protest for the...mselves.
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            ISBN 9781843654582
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Rebel Crafts: 15 Craftivism Projects to Change the World
             

            Rebel Crafts: 15 Craftivism Projects to Change the World (Hardback)

            By Van Overbeek, Hester

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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            Rebel Crafts is a collection of 12 step-by-step craft projects that merge with activism (craftivism), allowing the maker to take a stand and creatively express their beliefs.

            ISBN 9781787395664
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son
             

            Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Qaderi, Homeira

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            An exquisite and inspiring memoir about one mother's unimaginable choice in the face of oppression and abuse in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

            ISBN 9780008375287
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Make it Happen: How to be an Activist
             

            Make it Happen: How to be an Activist (Hardback)

            By George, Amika

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 21

            GET UP. SPEAK UP. DON'T GIVE UP. In the spring of 2017, 17-year-old Amika George founded the Free Periods movement on behalf of every schoolgirl who couldn't afford tampons or sanitary towels.

            ISBN 9780008377601
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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